Carbon offsetting helps to combat global climate change and care for local communities. In many instances it provides much needed employment, health improvement, biodiversity and broad social benefits to impoverished communities.
What is a Carbon Offset?
A Carbon offset is a way to compensate for your emissions by funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere. Our everyday actions, at home and at work, consume energy and produce carbon emissions, such as driving, flying and heating buildings. Carbon offsetting is used to balance out these emissions by helping to pay for emission savings in other parts of the world.
We offer a range of carbon offset projects to international standards, including the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Gold Standard Voluntary Emission Reductions (VER) and Certified Emission Reductions (CER). All of which meet the Quality Assurance Standard for Carbon Offsetting following a footprint calculation on this web site and BSI’s PAS 2060 specification on carbon neutrality.
Many of the carbon offsetting projects also provide wider benefits in addition to carbon reduction, such as biodiversity, education, jobs, food security and heath & well-being in developing countries.
Is offsetting the answer to climate change?
What guarantee do I get?
Following a QAS approved carbon footprint calculation, all the carbon offsetting projects on the Carbonfootprint.com website meet the requirements under the Quality Assurance Standard (QAS) for Carbon Offsetting. As part of this, Carbon Footprint is audited to ensure all offsets sold are retired on appropriate registries within 12 months of you purchasing. More information on the QAS…